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Synonyms for high-handed

Synonyms for high-handed

given to haughty disregard of others


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Such a high-handed fiat deserves nothing less than to be rescinded in full.
In that episode, the members of the Sanhedrin rose up against the Nasi or prince, the high-handed Gamliel, and appointed the 18-year-old prodigy Elazar in his place.
The act will go down in history as yet another example of the high-handed disposition and ruptured credibility of the US government, given that Blackwater was under contract with the State Department.
Wolff, shrugging off accusations Hamilton had been high-handed, said they would "look at it".
But he was said to have clashed with fans with a high-handed approach to telling them to sit down.
It is dangerous if the so-called doctor has a high-handed unapproachable attitude, an air of confidence and, worse still, has no clue of what he or she is doing.
It is these high-handed parking attendants that are forcing people to prefer out-of-town shopping centres.
Worse still was the high-handed level of no information on relevant webs, poor advice and no one on hand to help as people juggled with the dilemma of travelling via the West Coast route to get anywhere 'north' or head north via Manchester/Leeds/ York where fortunately a delayed train hoved into view as the last chance to reach Newcastle.
Another case was that of George Newby, a man accused of "high-handed contempt for God's word; reproaches of the minister and profane neglect of God's public worship on the Lord's day, and high-handed debauching.
She said CM Mamata Banerjee was not speaking with farmers and her approach was high-handed.
They cannot, under the garb of security, be high-handed with people, especially children", Khan said.
We deplore this high-handed approach and we want our police stations to be an active part of community policing, not isolated bunkers.
The bank had banned 23 banks from acquiring customers for their wealth-management services, following allegations of fraud and high-handed debt-collection methods.
I think it would be appropriate for the school governors to reconsider their land grab or at least to explain to the people of Coventry why they have taken this high-handed action.
The lending practices of microfinance companies in the country had been under scrutiny after they were accused of high-handed practices and high interest rates.